User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
Category: Insurance Industry
Last updated: Oct 17 2019 13:34 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Five Questions Conservatives Will LIKE From the Democratic Debate 13.9.2019 NewsBusters
It’s actually possible to ask 2020 Democratic candidates questions that conservatives want answered. Thursday’s debate was proof that it can be done. To be clear, there were plenty of liberal questions, including wondering how forcible gun confiscation “will work.” Yet, ABC did manage some queries of interest to conservatives, including demanding answers on eliminating private health insurance, not speaking out on socialist dictators and calling Trump voters ...
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Castro and Biden Spar Over Semantics, Health Care 13.9.2019 Mother Jones
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro sparred with former Vice President Joe Biden in a contentious moment at Thursday’s third Democratic presidential debate, arguing that Biden couldn’t keep the facts straight about his own health care plan. But Castro seems to have misheard Biden’s own words. Castro said that Biden’s plan would leave […]
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Democratic debate: Fiery exchanges over costs of health care 13.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The first meeting of the Democratic Party's top-tier presidential contenders has begun. The debate, held on the campus of historically black Texas Southern University, includes women, people of color and a gay man, a striking contrast to the Republicans. It will unfold in a rapidly changing state that Democrats hope to eventually bring into their column.
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Americans' struggles with medical bills are a foreign concept in other countries 12.9.2019 LA Times: Business

People in other wealthy countries find Americans' health insurance deductibles hard to understand.

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Faced with soaring costs of private insurance, poll shows 58% of small business owners support Medicare for All 11.9.2019 Raw Story
“Medicare for All is the only solution to our healthcare cost crisis that will offer relief to workers and small businesses alike.” A survey released this week by the Commonwealth Fund found that, faced with soaring costs under the for-profit status quo, 58 percent of U.S. small business owners support replacing America’s dysfunctional healthcare system with Medicare […]
Democrats see Biden, Warren as close fits ideologically, view Sanders as more extreme 11.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Democratic voters see Joe Biden as slightly to their right, Elizabeth Warren as slightly to their left, and Bernie Sanders as more extreme, a poll finds.

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Axios Reporter: Please Say Trump Will 'Repeal Your Health Care Without a Replacement' 9.9.2019 NewsBusters
Axios.com is the liberal "news" website that reported Team Trump would be investigating the media for embarrassing information, sending reporters into conniption fits. Alexi McCammond of Axios certainly sounded like a liberal on the Sunday panel at ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos on the fight over private health insurance. She nudged Chris Christie that voters should be told President Trump "wants to repeal your health care without a ...
Hospital giant Sutter Health faces legal reckoning over medical pricing 7.9.2019 LA Times: Business

A class-action lawsuit against Sutter is set to open this month in San Francisco Superior Court. The hospital giant stands accused of violating California's antitrust laws by leveraging its market power to drive out competition and overcharge patients.

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Medicare-for-All is not Medicare and not really for all — so what does it actually mean? 7.9.2019 Raw Story
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Ritchard Jenkins reached into the black computer bag he keeps near his workstation at Graceful Touch Barber and Beauty Salon and rifled through medical papers, pulling out an envelope buried deep at the bottom. It was an unopened medical bill for $971.78, now 17 months overdue, that he had put out of […]
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Maddow Compares Migrant Detention Centers to Guantanamo 24.8.2019 NewsBusters
Just hours after MSNBC’s John Heilemann compared the idea of holding migrant children and their families in detention centers as they await adjudication of their asylum claims to “concentration camps,” primetime host Rachel Maddow had equally hyperbolic analysis. According to Maddow, the migrant detention centers are “kind of like ...
Op-Ed: Hello from Canada. Here's how the Democratic candidates can dispel myths about single-payer healthcare 20.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Healthcare could win or lose the presidential election for the Democrats, so candidates need to deal head-on with voter concern about reform.

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Kamala Harris No Longer Supports Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All Plan 20.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Senator Harris was hearing from lots of voters real concerns, specifically about proactively abolishing private insurance, the four year transition, middle class tax hikes, and so she came up with her own plan to adjust for those that, frankly, is better than his."
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There’s a huge healthcare issue no 2020 presidential candidate is addressing 15.8.2019 Raw Story
There is something pretty basic—and important—about this division we’re seeing among Democratic candidates about healthcare that, surprisingly, is too often missing from the discussion—prices of providing health. As the presidential candidates sink into details about their various versions of how to provide insurance coverage, it is assumed that a huge federal bureaucracy can negotiate acceptably […]
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Illinois To Require Insurance Companies to Cover Cost of EpiPen Injectors for Kids 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has signed a law that would require insurance companies to cover costs for children in need of epinephrine injections for cases of severe allergic reactions.
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Opinion: Andrew Yang on gun violence, the decline of the American worker and 'freedom dividends' 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, met recently with members of the Los Angeles Times editorial board to discuss his candidacy.

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Where do the Democratic Presidential candidates stand on health care? 14.8.2019 Healthcare Economist
In short, most of them want to expand government payment for and control of health care in the United States. Looking at the top 10 candidates (Biden, Sanders, Warren, Harris, Buttigieg, O’Rourke, Booker, Klobuchar, Yang, Castro, Gabbard) according to recent polls captured on 538, I staked out the candidates current positions on reforming the health…
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Column: Why the short-term health plans Trump favors are cheap: They spend pennies on healthcare 13.8.2019 LA Times: Business

The short-term health insurance pushed by Trump spend pennies on customers' medical needs

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Covered California draws more insurers after state moves to bolster Obamacare 12.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Health insurers are expanding operations in California, enhancing competition and offering consumers more choices.

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Undermining right-wing attack, poll shows most Americans with employer-provided insurance support moving to Medicare for All 9.8.2019 Raw Story
“You know how some 2020 Democrats have been claiming that most Americans would never be OK with replacing their private insurance with Medicare for All? Well…this new poll destroys their argument.” A Business Insider poll published Thursday found that most Americans with employer-sponsored health coverage support switching over to Medicare for All, undermining the right-wing narrative that […]
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Trump’s Anti-Obamacare Insurance Plans Are Ripping People Off 8.8.2019 Mother Jones
The so-called “junk insurance” plans the Trump administration promotes may be helping insurance companies more than patients. Short-term, limited-duration health insurance plans—Obamacare workarounds that do not have to comply to the Affordable Care Act—spend less than ACA-compliant plans on medical care, according to a data published last week in the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s […]
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